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with the attacks against two u.s. diplomatic compounds overseas. first libya where militants staged a protest outside the u.s. consulate in ben za lee leading to clashes with security forces and the death of a security department officer. >>> the other powder keg is in cairo where several men managed to scale the walls of the u.s. embassy. take a look at this. they tore down all the american flags. ian lee is live from cairo this morning. i want to start with what has caused all this outrage. >> reporter: well, zoraida, it focuses around a film. and the film is very amateurish. it's a mishmash of clips. it is really incoherent, i have watched the clip, but it has a lot of things the muslims would find offensive about their prophet. so this is what sparked the clashes that we saw last night when thousands of people gathered outside the u.s. embassy where a handful of protesters actually breached the embassy compound, tore down the american flag like you just saw and ripped it apart. and these protesters are also calling for more protests against the u.s. embassy. a question we are wondering is
. >> you know, we are now since yesterday, able to report that u.s. drones are flying over eastern libya, for example. trying to collect intelligence, survey targets, see if they can find those responsible for the attacks in libya. this, this has become a root of choice drone to collect the intelligence and then possibly armed drones to strike targets. i want to go back to this video you're showing. this is the main gate of the u.s. embassy in yemen on that busy commercial street in the capital of sanaa. the concern will be as the crowds form, will they disperse, will they go away? i think our report from the street there is quite correct. the yemeni forces don't want to see this escalate, so they're doing what they can. this is the main gate on the street. we won't get into a lot of detail but the embassy buildings are behind it and the embassy goes back for some particular distance. this is the main gate on the street. but sanaa is an unsettled city. they have demonstrations, they have a level of violence that's concerning to all. the issue in the coming hours will be, will this disper
in the muslim world. >>> and new developments in the benghazi, libya, attack. four people now under arrest, all four victims now identified. good morning. welcome to "early start," i'm christine romans. >> and i'm brianna keilar. zoraida zam lynn and john berman are off. it's 5:00 in the east, so let's get started. >>> protests erupting overnight and with friday prayers ending in just one hour, u.s. embassies around the world are bracing for more. overnight, the anger and defiance that started wednesday over an anti-muslim movie made in the u.s. spreading to 11 countries from egypt to as far west as morocco and as far east as india. the worst of it in yemen, where at least five yemenis were killed as hundreds of protesters stormed the american embassy in sanaa. cars and bottles smashed, water cannons brought out to control this crowd. in egypt, where the violence first erupted three days ago, more clashes. protesters setting fires and the egyptian military deploying tanks to keep things calm. and in libya, news overnight that four people arrested in the murder of ambassador chris stevens and th
fires and the egyptian military deploying tanks to keep things calm. and in libya news overnight that four people arrested in the murder of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. this morning, we're learning of the identities of the other two americans killed in that attack, glen doherty and tyrone woods, former navy s.e.a.l.s who were acting as security. >> meantime this morning, more u.s. firepower has arrived, the president vowing all necessary steps to protect u.s. citizens around the world. and new information on the mysterious filmmaker who duped his cast and lit the match. we're covering this important story the way only cnn can. we're live in libya, egypt and washington, d.c. >>> we begin in cairo where a protestaged through the night. riot police carrying shields and batons rushing several hundred protesters. egypt's muslim brotherhood calling for demonstrations after friday prayers. similar calls for protest in iran and the gaza strip, and large protests expected in baghdad and iraq's second largest city basra, as well as amman, jorda
a rise in islamic extremism and growing al qaeda presence in libya. he also mentioned being on an al qaeda hit list. john mccain was outraged last night. >> does it make any sense to you the level, or the small level of security he apparently had with him? >> it doesn't make any sense. i'll tell you what else doesn't make any sense is that the white house spokesman, secretary of state and our ambassador to the u.n. stating categorically it was not a terrorist attack when obviously it had all the earmarks of a terrorist attack including rocket propelled grenades and heavy weapons and a very well carried out military operation. >> libyan military officials telling cnn they met with members of the u.s. consulate three days before ambassador stevens and three other americans were killed. and warned them about the rising threat against western interests. we'll have more on this coming up in the next hour. >>> back home, flawed strategies, poor judgment and the botched gun running operation known as the fast and furious. an investigation of the justice department conducted by the justice d
, the u.s. consulate attack in libya and issue a new warning to iran about its nuclear program. >> but president obama is not meeting one-on-one with any of the world leaders. he had 13 bilateral meetings last year. cnn foreign affairs reporter is with us. what can we expect from the president's speech this morning? >> obviously the president is going to touch on some of the big issues out there. he's going to talk about syria and how to contain the crisis there and get president bashar al assad out. he has to address the last couple of weeks, the consulate attack in libya but more importantly, the raging protests that have gone through the middle east, these anti-american protests. secretary clinton was speaking to the clinton global initiative yesterday and previewed what the president was going to say about the need to not have extremist hijack the arab spring. let's take a listen to what she said. >> people and leaders from across the region and the world and beyond have spoken in recent days against violence. foreign minister of tunisia came to washington last week and per
. >> i want to shoot to foreign policy. the administration's response on attacks in libya have been evolving at best, contradictory at worst. whether or not there were warnings that chris stevens may have been ignored is there any sign this is effecting the race? when might this become a problem for the obama administration? >> it is dominating coverage. this is supposed to be an election about the economy, but we heard a lot about the economy since those mideast attacks. here's a poll number that the president's re-election campaign would like you to look at on who would better handle foreign policy. the president with a 15 point advantage, and we have seen similar numbers from other surveys. go to the president's approval rating on foreign policy. this was conducted just after september 11th, after those attacks happened. the president's rating slipping a bit from august to september. one thing, though, overall foreign policy on the campaign trail when it comes to american voters, it's very small compared to the economy, other social issues. but remember, one of the debates coming
appreciate it. >>> we go overseas to libya and the obama administration say terrorists clearly planned the attack on the consulate in benghazi. the american ambassador to libya was killed. leon panetta says there are still many unanswered questions that still do need to be resolved. >> as to who was involved, what specific groups were involved, i think the investigation that is ongoing hopefully will determine that. >> the fbi is investigating the attack but agents are not yet on the ground in benghazi due to concerns about security. they're still in tripoli right now and sources tell cnn the consulate site remains unsecured and staff is being removed from there in tripoli due to security reason there. >> the man who ignited this is in custody in los angeles this morning. but authorities claim it has nothing to do with that movie. nakoula basseley nakoula was held on alleged parole violations connected with his violati violation. he used at least 17 fake names including sam basseley, the pseudonym under which he made the film. >>> investigators say the sons anarchy star beat and strang
the white house is reluctant to admit that libya has been lost or potentially lost. no administration wants to admit that. i think, frankly, we can't blame losing libya on this administration. you know, it was in the works for a long time. there wasn't much it could do. nonetheless we have an election coming up and no one wants to take blame for messing up the arab spring. >> the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens was wrong those killed in that attacks. >>> mitt romney and president obama will both be campaigning in virginia today. they were both in ohio yesterday. you see a trend here? check out the gop challenger in suburban cleveland. getting his hands dirty with the host of discovery's "dirty job" show. the president also in ohio visiting the campus of bowling green yesterday. he promised to create 1 million manufacturing jobs in the next four years if he is re-elected. >>> new technology may make pumping air into your tires a thing of the past. starting next year, goodyear says it will test technology that actually inflates tires while the car is rolling. here's how it works. a se
in egypt, in libya, very few people in pakistan even knew about the anti-islam movie. now, pakistan bracing itself for what could be some of the largest demonstrations in the region. cnn, islam ba. >> our thanks. >>> next hour in starting point, soledad talks to jamie rubin about the rising anger in the muslim world. >>> the state department is on the defensive facing accusations it failed to properly protect the u.s. consulate in benghazi despite a host of security warnings. the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens and three other americans were killed in an attack on the consulate last week. senior state department officials telling cnn there were a lot of concerns about a rise in islamic extremism in benghazi and that a recommendation to close the mission never got passed up the chain of command. meantime the obama administration finally conceding the attack was an act of terrorism. secretary of state hillary clinton announcing the formation of a panel to investigate it. >> there are obviously very real challenges in these new democracies, these fragile societies. but as i said last w
of thousands of people. the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terror attack. iran is moving toward nuclear weapons capability. we somehow feel that we are at the mercy of events rather than shaping the events. >> it called him one of the best delivered and best of his campaign. >> not a lot of solution there, though, margaret. >> you go because i'll go next. >> he was funny, he looked relaxed and did not look like a man about to lose a presidential election, even though he is. but obama showed up just a couple hours later and he took the stage and i spoke substantively, the contract was amazing. here you have someone to be the leader of the free world compared to someone who looks like he is extremely polished. >> the big headline out of the sbeech mitt romney is the hit against him, no energy, all you saw was new ideas. he basically offered a solution for modernizing the aidsystem. >> they came up with the prosperity pack. >> did you listen to the speech? literally, richard, you have to give him credit. the foreign aid sys
aing toed the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. u.s. officials say lost amid the tragedy and dramatic headlines was the fact that most were not massive protests but crowds numbering in the hundreds, sometimes in the thousands. >> the mobs we've seen on the outside of these embassies are small minority. they're the ones who have largely lost in these emerging democratic processes. >> reporter: susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said the attacks on u.s. targets began as spontaneous protests, rejecting earlier claims they were part of a plot to coincide with last week's anniversary of 9/11. the anti-american protests have fast become the obama administration's most pressing foreign policy crisis. but the white house faces other urgent challenges in the region. on sunday, four u.s. soldiers were killed in afghanistan. the latest in a breakout of insider attacks, where afghan forces target nato troops. and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu continued to ratchet pressure on washington to set a red line for iran. claiming iran is months away from being able to build a nuclear
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